Stroo Funeral Home, Inc. 
1095 68th St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49508
Phone:  (616) 455-9280 
Fax: (616) 455-2035
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Michael A. Vos - Owner / Manager
 Robert K. Stroo - Owner / President 



Service Information

 Alfonso Mills

Visitation: Wednesday, July 6, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm and on Thursday, July 7, from 12 noon to 1 pm all at the funeral home
Service: 1:00 PM, Thursday, July 7, 2022 at Stroo Funeral Home

Cemetery: Blain Cemetery
Memorials: Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital, 235 Wealthy St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

OR Faith Hospice,  2121 Raybrook St. SE, #300, Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Alfonso "Al" Mills, age 80, of Cutlerville, was called to his heavenly home on Friday, July 1, 2022.  Al retired as a CM Sgt from the US Air Force after 30 years of service to his country. He was a big fan of many Motown Records artists, especially the Temptations.  His parents, Oliver and Addie Mae Mills; an infant grandson; and two brothers, preceded him in death.  He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of nearly 49 years, Susan; children, Quida Brownfield, Alfonso Mills, Monica Sampson all of Detroit, Lindsey (Rodney) Reames of Kentwood, Laurie Anderson of Wolcott, IN, Libbey (Tom Baker) Hess of Dorr, MI, Jason Mills of Grand Rapids; many grandchildren including, Jessica (Tyler) Jackson of West Lafayette, IN, Travis (Megan) Spencer of Lebanon, IN, Andrew Reames of Grand Rapids, Austin (Bianca Keely) Hess of Kentwood, Alexis (Chance Bradley) Reames of Red Banks, MS, and Kehlani Rain Mills of Grand Rapids. He also has several other grandchildren, Allissa, Kofi, Troy, Erin, Asya, Alfonso Jr., Eryka, Kobe, Madison, Monique, Davianna, McKenzie; and 25 great grandchildren. The family will greet visitors on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm and on Thursday from 12 noon to 1 pm prior to the service; at Stroo Funeral Home.  The funeral service will be held 1:00 pm, Thursday, July 7, at Stroo Funeral Home, 1095 68th Street, SE; with Rev. Cecilio Reyna officiating. Interment will be in Blain Cemetery. Contributions in memory of Al may be made to Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital or Faith Hospice. 

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# Steve Hess 2022-07-07 21:06
Al and I became friends when we were stationed together at Grissom AFB, Indiana. We had many great times fishing and partying. He was a wonderful
stepfather to my daughters Lindsay, Laurie & Libbey.
Rest peacefully in heaven good buddy.
# Monica Mills-Sampson 2022-07-07 12:45
Although estranged for almost 50 years after he remarried, the longing for my dad has been taken away. I will forever cherish the sporadic attempts to bond with you; know that you will always be loved and remembered by your biological children.
Rest well in heaven dad, you deserve it.
# Timothy J White 2022-07-05 19:27
Al and I went to High School together at St. Bernard High school in Detroit and graduated in 1961. Al and I were personal freinds. I will miss him. We played sports together. Al was a great athlete!
# Carlo Lamberti 2022-07-04 23:07
Al was the best athlete at St. Bernard High School, but he was more, he was one the best guys. We shared many good, funny and sad memories. I was fortunate to revive our friendship late in life and to hear his life story. how proud he was of his family and his love for Susan. The world a sadder place without Al in it.
# Jim Dempsey 2022-07-04 19:24
Al you will be missed by all.
# Kathy Gallagher 2022-07-04 18:46
went to school with al from 7th grade thru high school . He was a great athlete and avery nice person to be around. I am sorry that he died but I'm sure he is at peace and in the arms of God in heaven. He will be missed by his very large family and wonderful wife susan. God bless him.
# Brenda Wright Montag 2022-07-04 02:30
Sending My Love And prayers To The Mills Family, I ,'ve Been A Good Friend To The Family Every Since We Were Station At Fairbanks Alaska Airforce Base In Alaska , Going To Miss Al , He And Sue Always Been Good People To Be Around , To Sue And Her Children , Lindsay , Laura, Libby And Jason , I'm So Sorry For Your Loss , I'm Praying For Comfort And Peace In This Time Of Sorrow , God Will See You Through It , Love You Guys And Many Blessings To You !!
# Brenda Crutcher 2022-07-04 00:25
I'm glad I got the chance to meet him.He was always happy. And I looked forward to going to work everyday just to see the smile on his face. I'm going to miss him very much.
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